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The use of foil stamping has been known as the best method of expressing the highest quality of printing since the past. Every printed product with a glossy foil design that you see must have used Talakoob’s additional printing services. Although most people know what gilding is, but when they are asked “cold gilding or hot gilding?” when ordering a gilding product, they mostly have no idea of the existence of such a distinction and do not know the benefits and challenges of each. But before getting to know about the advantages and disadvantages of each, it is better to first know what hot goldsmithing and cold goldsmithing are and what is the difference between them.
What is hot gold plating?
Hot Foil Stamping is a printing technique that was invented in the 1950s with a new formula in which the gold stamping did not fade over time and colored foils could also be used. In hot gilding, a metal foil pattern such as magnesium is transferred to the printed surface. The gilding pattern is made from a specific design, and in the next step, the gilding design is imprinted on paper, cardboard or any other printed surface with a combination of heat and pressure. Hot gilding takes place in the post-printing process, which means that the printed parts cannot overlap with the gilded parts. You can print your gilding foil in almost any color and finish, even holographic or embossed designs.
What is cold gilding?
Cold Foil Stamping, as the name suggests, is similar to cold foil stamping, but heat is not used. In fact, this technique originated from hot gilding and was created in the 21st century with the development of printing machines, but the difference is that unlike the post-printing technique of hot gilding, cold gilding is part of the printing process and is formed during the linear process of the printing machine. The gilding design is in the form of an adhesive. It is activated by UV lamps (ultraviolet rays) in the printing machine, and the foil sticks to the paper adhesive and dries. So in cold gilding, heat gives way to UV lamp. The cost of cold gilding is almost half of hot gilding, and since this method is used in offset printing, it is possible to use gold, silver, and any combination of CMYK foil colors for gilding, but it does not have the shine and prominence of hot gilding.